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You Me At Six Review - Portsmouth Guildhall

Updated: Feb 29


You. Me. At. Six. What a band! They are authentically one of the loveliest bands I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting and photographing them, as well as seeing them live.



There were so many females in the photo pit, which was awe-inspiring to see!


The atmosphere was electric! From narrowly avoiding crowd surfers in the photo pit, to my friends engaging into the mosh pit in the middle - it was nothing short of an exhilarating experience.


I grew up listening to the band, from having “Bite My Tongue ft Oli Sykes” on my permanent playlist to having “Crash” on my sad girl playlist (no judgement here, we’ve all done it).


The first support act was a band called Call Me Amour, and didn’t they know how to get the crowd warmed up! There were many bittersweet moments where they asked the crowd to put their arms around each other, and especially after the years of Covid/ Lockdown and no live music allowed back then, music really does bring people together. I really feel like they knew how to get the crowd engaged, especially when the lead singer went directly into the crowd for a song.


The second support was a band called Deaf Havana. I had briefly heard of them prior to the gig, but I had only listened to them on my pre show playlist (as I make for every show I attend, photographing or not). Their songs and stage presence were brilliant, they really interacted well with the crowd and the photographers alike - to allow us to get our shots a lot more streamlined.


Then came the main band - You Me At Six. Wow what a band! Their crowd interaction and interaction with the photographers was second to none. Their lighting team did an amazing job, it was stunning; making our job that bit more streamlined - as photographers. They started with “Room to Breathe” and ended the set with “Beautiful Way”. It was genuinely so heartwarming to see so many fans having the time of their life, whether they were living is up in the mosh pit or crowd surfing to the front.



It really was an incredible night; full of females in the photo pit, fans having the time of their lives in the crowd or in the front row and a generally great atmosphere.


For the fans, by the fans - forever.


You can catch You Me At Six on their final run of shows in 2025. As of 21/02 it hasn’t been officially announced yet, but I’m certain it will be soon.



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